Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Tarantino has been called out in the past for being problematic, and I was fully prepared for that to happen again.  Perhaps it was the subject matter or personal enlightenment, but this was Tarantino laying out a fairy tale.  This was an imaginative take on a horrific story in Hollywood history.  Tarantino imagined how different life would have been if an actor and stunt double who were past their prime became the heroes and changed Hollywood history.  This film was well done, but like many of Tarantino’s films they are best screened at home.  Especially this one because you will want to do Google searches while screening.

PS: Pitt and DiCaprio are aging well.

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From the desk of Dr. Dion Metzger

Confession: This is my first Quentin Tarantino film. I have no shame in saying Leonardo DiCaprio is the reason I convinced Lauren to see it. This is actually Leo’s second film with Tarantino but you know I wasn’t seeing “Django”.  Anyways, I loved “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. I was fully entertained, even if I had to cover my eyes during the violent scenes (remember this is my first Tarantino). Leo is one of the greatest actors of our time. It’s been four years since his last (and award winning) performance in “The Revenant” and he came back without missing a step. This film also passed the parking lot test where I was still asking Aziz and Lauren questions about it up to our car doors. I love Old Hollywood and I love Leo. I loved this and now I’m going to check out “Reservoir Dogs” because I’m intrigued by Tarantino’s storytelling.

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Leonardo DiCaprio stars in ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD.

What does Aziz say?

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“That was the best acting I’ve ever seen in my whole life” – Trudi

That line from talented 10 year old actress Julia Butters summed up my expectations for this star studded cast. Leo DiCaprio did not disappoint in his performance as actor Rick Dalton. It should be noted that I’m a big Tarantino fan & fascinated with Hollywood crime stories. The backdrop of the Manson Murders & Tarantino’s ability to make compelling characters was just what I came for. Even though the run time was well over 2 and a half hours I didn’t feel like there were any lulls in action throughout the movie. Climatic ending kept you on the edge of your seat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metzger:  movie-tickets-300x211

Metzger:  movie-tickets-300x211

Morton:  tv

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“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

Directed By:  Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

Runtime: 2hrs, 41 mins 

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